Evaluation Question 7: Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

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    Magazine Timespan

  • Beginning of Preliminary Task - Adverts, School Magazine Research and Draft for Magazine

    I had to research the different ways in which people advertised their products and began to research another school's magazine, prior to making the flat plan and finally making my own school magazine
  • End of Preliminary Task - Survey and Evaluation

    The final two posts I have for the preliminary task are the survey sheet, which I used to find out what kinds of magazines people were interested in and the evaluation, in which I summed up all my work into a neat Prezi and ended with a final overall evaluation of what I did and what I felt could be improved for next time
  • Start of Research - Magazines, Institutions and Annotations

    What I did for the beginning of the task was to simply begin my research - I looked at other music magazines, such as Kerrang!, Q, Vibe, NME and Rolling Stone. This helped me to gain some knowledge of the music magazine world. I then did some research on the different magazine institutions, seeing how the world of music magazines and the institutions worked and looked up the intended audiences for the magazines to understand better what made them so popular
  • Research Midway - Rate Cards, Audience and Inside Pages

    Halfway through, I went to several local shops to see how they've advertised the music magazines there and talked to the audience to see what magazines they liked to read. I also looked and talked about the pages of the magazine and how they were created, what I liked about them and what could improve.
  • End of Research - Format Plan and Picture Research

    Finally, I formatted my own magazine and what it would look like, taking inspiration from other magazines and searched up what types of pictures (close-up, mid close-up, wide shots ect.) were included inside the other magazines, particularly Q magazine
  • Being to Plan - Concept, Mood Board and Presentation

    Then came the time to begin what would be my biggest bit of the project - the planning. Here I started with a few ideas for my planning, imagining what my magazine would actually look like, including the genre, typography and the graphology which it would include. Then I worked on reating my own rate card, which established which audience I would have
  • End of Plan - Flat Plan, Photos and Logo

    Towards the end of my planning, which compromised most of my work, I planned out my pages, such as an article for my double spread page,, the image shoots for the front cover and the double spread page again and the actual flat plan itself, which illustrated exactly how I wanted to lay out each page, including the first three. As well as the flat, I planned out the first three pages with more detail, as well as looking into the title for the magazine and the font for it
  • Construction Explanation - Powerpoint Presentation and Progress

    Here I posted all the different processes I went through to make the final product. I created a timeline using powerpoint presentation to show my progression from the start of the product to its finish. This helped me keep a track of the progression of the product and how I developed it from an E to a C and above grade. I also think this is the most important task because it shows how much I've learnt about magazines since the school magazine research
  • Final Product Release - Front Cover, Contents Page and Double Page Spread

    I then put out my final products I had created and compared them to the magazines I had done earlier
  • Evaluation Questioning - Going Back, Criticism and Feedback

    At last, I put in the evaluation of everything I had done. This gave me a chance to go through all my work and criticise it, as wekk as find feedback and things I could have improved in. This was useful to me as I finally had the chance to look back and observe how my knowledge of magazines and magazine making had expanded, from the rather primitive school magazine I'd done at the start to the RAPSODIZE music magazine as my final product